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Nigel Coutts

Four perspectives on truth, normality and education in times of rapid change - The Lear... - 9 views

    We are living in interesting, frightening and rapidly changing times. Where rapid changes and transformations through technology, politics, globalisation and the climate, conspire against normality. These times demand a fresh approach to education, one that provides learners with the thinking dispositions they need to turn challenges into opportunities.  "All that was 'normal' has now evaporated; we have entered postnormal times, the in-between period where old orthodoxies are dying, new ones have not yet emerged, and nothing really makes sense." But what thinking might guide us through this time of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity?
Nigel Coutts

Striving to preserve Truth - The Learner's Way - 11 views

    What purposes does education serve? What needs of humanity does education serve? What might the product of our labours be like and how might our efforts contribute to the greater good? These are questions we have long struggled with but with but it seems that in the current times we might need to rethink how we answer these questions.
Steve Ransom

Truth as meta - 13 views

  • That was a much more useful (lazy/efficient) reflex in the paper days when publication entailed filtering.
  • only a small percentage of Wikipedia users even know what the Talk pages are.
    To survive in the networked, web 2.0 world, we must transition from a learned "blind trust" of authoritative sanctioned or spiffy looking information of the print world. 
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